In 2017 Ipsos MORI conducted a poll of Londoners on behalf of London Councils with a particular focus on financial and community resilience. London Councils said:
Londoners still feel they live in respectful, cohesive communities, in the face of growing concerns over job security and their ability to afford their rent or mortgage in the coming 12 months, according to an exclusive survey commissioned by London Councils.
Twenty-seven per cent of Londoners who responded to the survey are concerned about being made redundant and/or becoming unemployed during the next 12 months. Participants aged 35-44 and those with children were most likely to raise this concern.
One quarter of survey participants are also concerned about falling behind on their mortgage or rent payments during the next 12 months. Private renters and social renters were the most concerned about this.
However these challenges have not stopped London communities from working well together. The majority of Londoners agree that they live in a cohesive community, as 80 per cent of those who responded to the survey believe people of different backgrounds live alongside each other with respect in the capital.
London Councils commissioned independent researchers Ipsos MORI to conduct a poll of 1,004 Londoners over the age 18 living in Greater London using computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI). Participants were selected for interview at random using random digit dialling. Fieldwork took place between 14 September and 4 October 2017. Fieldwork was paused over the 15-16 September due to the terror attack that occurred in London.
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